Meaning of testament


A testament is a statement of belief. The most famous testaments are the two parts of the Christian Bible: the Old and New Testaments.

A testament states a belief or gives some kind of direction. The document people leave behind at death is known as the “last will and testament.” It gives lawyers directions for dividing their possessions among family and friends. Also, you could say that an A in math class is a testament to your math skills. If you give to charity, that’s a testament to your character. Any testament is a strong statement of some kind.

Definitions of testament
  1. noun

    strong evidence for something

    “his easy victory was a
    testament to his skill”
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    type of:

    testimonial, testimony

    something that serves as evidence

  2. noun

    a legal document declaring a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die



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    Old Testament

    the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
    New Testament

    the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ’s death; the second half of the Christian Bible

    a will disposing of real property
    type of:

    instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

  3. noun

    a profession of belief

    “he stated his political
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    type of:

    credo, creed

    any system of principles or beliefs

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